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Offline Pittsartist

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Full Size World Champs
« on: 12, September 2017, 03:41:17 PM »
Are now in Full swing in South Africa. 1 3/4 rounds complete, 2 1/4 left to go.


Full details here.



http://www.civa-results.com/2017/WAC17/indexpage.htm


Here's what they have chosen to inflict upon themselves for the next round ... masochists i'd say. (especially the Swiss .... and the Brits !)

http://www.civa-results.com/2017/WAC17/WAC%20Unlimited%20Unknown2_fig.pdf
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Re: Full Size World Champs
« Reply #1 on: 16, September 2017, 10:16:53 PM »

Almost finished. Once again Gerald is right there in the mix - world class.


This is Phil's first ever international comp, talk about in at the deep end ! Once again a fantastic result for him - he's young enough to continue to develop for years to come.

http://www.civa-results.com/2017/WAC17/multi_R002s01s02s03s04.htm


Incidentally - they have both been getting regular coaching from the top French guys in training camps at Wickenby 
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Re: Full Size World Champs
« Reply #2 on: 18, September 2017, 09:24:16 AM »
Fantastic results! Why do they not normalise the scores in full size aerobatics Richard? How do you rate Mamistov to Ecalle?


How did you get on at your own Nationals?

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Re: Full Size World Champs
« Reply #3 on: 26, September 2017, 07:38:05 AM »

Hi Angus, Just back off hols - hence the delay in responding


Here's how the normalisation works ..... complex, but designed here in the UK and adopted worldwide. I'm a fan of it.

https://www.aerobatics.org.uk/assets/uploads/FairPlay%20System%20explained%20v2.pdf


You have got the hand it to Mamistov, he's won 3 times (2001, 2011 and 2017) in 2 very different aeroplanes (Sukhoi / Extra) over 16 years. This W/C ran the full distance (4 rounds) in very hot and hazy conditions - takes an enormous mental strength to hold it all together. Also the Russians don't appear to have the same strength in depth as they used to .... The French are at least 5 deep with potential winners. Who knows what Ecalle might have done had he still been with us .... He was certainly the best at Silverstone in 2009.


I could only do 2 of the 3 days at our Nationals. Started really well with 3rd in the Free Known round, but then messed up the next day in the unknown with last 5 manuovres zero'd.


https://flic.kr/p/XcG47D


I'm actually quite cool with that - a few years back I would have been furious with myself for messing up and not remembering / flying the sequence correctly, but this time I finally realised that the real mistake was not tensing / breathing properly. Even 5 minutes after I landed I could not remember what happened .... the G had been gradually draining me down right from the beginning of the flight and I was so focussed on being accurate I was not managing the blood loss.


Hey ho, I have a new training plan in mind ...... next year !
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Re: Full Size World Champs
« Reply #4 on: 28, September 2017, 03:03:26 PM »
I saw a video of him doing precision. Pretty impressive but extremely pronounced breaks before every snap, even by full size standards. Ecalle flying in "that vid" had shallower breaks but probably massaged the exit a bit more from what I saw. Seriously amazing flying by both pilots though.


Shame about your unknown. Impressive free known so still some positives.


I managed to win Unlimited and placed second in freestyle at the British Nats. Pretty pleased with that. Looking seriously at entering the World Championships next year but getting a 3m plane all the way to America will no doubt be a bit of a headache, not to mention costly.